Health and Wellness

Virtual National Military Survivor Seminar and Family Program
May 19 - 25, 2020

Health and Wellness

Virtual National Military Survivor Seminar and Family Program
May 19 - 25, 2020

While we are all facing these unexpected adjustments to our daily lives, one constant remains — the love and support of your TAPS family. That is why we’re bringing our national seminar right to you. We have a variety of dynamic sessions available online throughout the week at no cost, with all of the resources, care and love we can offer, coming to you in the comfort of your home. 

Our session presenters are leading experts in the field of grief and loss, and you will have the opportunity to gain tools and resources for your grief journey. We will have an exciting program of virtual workshops, care groups, family programming, opportunities to memorialize our loved ones, and special celebrity appearances.

Make sure to download the TAPS Events app. This mobile app puts advance details about the seminar right in the palm of your hand. You’ll be able to review the schedule, read about the presenters and featured speakers, and learn more about TAPS staff who are here to support you wherever you are in your grief journey.


Pre-Recorded Sessions and Descriptions

We are in the process of adding pre-recorded sessions that you will be able to access at a time most convenient to you outside the regular seminar schedule. Below is a sample of sessions that you will be able to access on this page very soon.


Presented by: Sharon Strouse

Artful Grief: Tapping into Creativity and Imagination - Sharon Strouse

Artful Grief is a creative and imaginative approach to self-care. It is grounded in the willingness to explore something new rather than your level of artistic ability.  In this session, art therapist and author, Sharon Strouse will introduce three simple creative modalities that are easily accessible, quieting and relaxing. Learn how magazines, scissors, glue, an array of household items, things collected from your backyard, and a printed circular image or mandala can open the door to self expression and playfully ease your way through these extraordinary times.   


Presented by: Rayanne Hunter

Introduction to Yoga - Benefits for Grieving and Stress Reduction – Rayanne Hunter
Yoga creates natural healing for body, mind, and soul. As we practice we can grow and evolve as people. In this workshop you will learn what yoga is, some of its history, and how it can help you through your grief journey. You’ll learn that yoga doesn’t have to be scary, how adaptable it can be for any body, and how it can complement other self-care practices. Bring all your yoga questions and fears to this workshop. We’ll explore them and broaden your understanding of yoga, building the foundation for your further exploration of this ancient healing practice.


Presented by: Heather Stang

4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Start Feeling Like Yourself Again - Heather Stang
Self-care doesn’t have to be complicated. It only takes a few minutes to stop the negative cycle of anxiety and stress — and boost your physical and mental health. In this workshop author Heather Stang will share four quick tips to help you relax, breathe, move, and sleep again. No matter how busy, overwhelmed, or exhausted you feel, you can start feeling better today. Join in to learn how to start feeling like yourself again - or even better than before!